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Officials Fear More Explosions at Granite City Scrap Metal Plant

Officials Fear More Explosions at Granite City Scrap Metal Plant

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Police in a St. Louis suburb where a recycling plant explosion killed two people say it was caused by a mortar round.

The explosion happened Monday  morning at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City, Illinois, about eight miles northeast of St. Louis. Police say the company has contracts with the military.

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